|Read this the other day Neinas|
I am less than 30 days away from my mission trip to Uganda and I wait in great… anxiousness.I also wait in great expectation! I know the hope that is in Christ. But I know that going on a mission trip to a foreign country is a great responsibility and it carries a heavy weight. What God will do in me is probably much greater than what He will do through me. I know I am small, and yet God still uses me. And I am thankful. I am happy to be the dot in the formation of a letter in His story. I am that small. And I like it that way.
About this time I start to wonder “what the heck did you sign up for?” It happens before EVERY single trip I take whether it’s to see my friends in Colorado or Haiti or now… Uganda. It’s a weird thing, I love to travel but it makes me nervous. Planes crashing, people killing me, I watch too much criminal minds. I think everyone has the potential to be a serial killer. (welcome to the crazy that is inside my mind!). I also know a whole bunch of tears are about to be poured out, my eyes will leak out allllll over Uganda! (there is no shame in my crying game). I know that God will grow me, and stretch me (did I mention I might have to give my testimony – I don’t really like speaking in front of people) and there will be moments of pain.And as I type all this… I will tell you… I can’t wait. For it allllll...
I can’t wait (if we are allowed – the local church may do it) to give out Little Dresses for Africa!
I can’t wait to play dominoes with kids and adults!
I can’t wait to see the smiles of the people of Uganda
I can’t wait to see the growth in my teammates
I can’t wait to see lives changed for Christ!
I can’t wait to experience a culture I’ve only seen in pictures and heard about
I can’t wait to hear the voice of God
I can’t wait to worship the Creator of the universe
I can’t wait to see what God will do!
And I can’t wait for the things that I don’t even know about yet!
So yes, I wait in great anxiousness, and but I wait in great expectation! I will have moments of quiet, when I can’t find the words, and moments when I won’t be able to shut up! All my crazy will be contained, and moments that will be ALLLLLLLLLL over everything!
I will hug hard, smile big, and love fierce!